Sunday, July 6, 2014

University of Windsor Administration Issues 'Inflammatory Letter'

The administration and faculty association at the University of Windsor have been undergoing contract negotiations since May. This week, members of the Windsor University Faculty Association received a letter from university president Alan Wildeman stating that if a collective agreement is not reached by July 7th, the university will no longer make contributions to pension plans and health insurance premiums, will no longer collect and forward on union dues, will no longer reimburse professional expenses, and will suspend the grievance and arbitration provisions that are laid out in the current collective agreement.

According to the Windsor University Faculty Association president, "These are very aggressive tactics. As far as I know it is unprecedented. It’s extraordinary." The Canadian Association of University Teachers has condemned the university administration, stating “This is an unprecedented and shameful action by the administration.”

The letter from the university president can be viewed here.

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